Topic: Kids

April 8, 2014

On attending a Minnesota Timberwolves game with a two-year-old, and other new and promising experiences.

August 27, 2013

A day at the Little League World Series, complete with kids playing baseball and engaging in ad hoc sledding, happy parents a long way from home, a man in a french fry costume being photographed by a Honda employee, and a great many sponsors surrounding a perfect kid-sized baseball diamond.

December 11, 2012

In which a sassy young dude walks on the field at a Buccaneers home game, throws down some dance moves with the Bucs' cheerleaders, and teaches us all a valuable lesson.

May 4, 2012

In a bleak week for sports and in general, one moderately pudgy, very fired-up Grizzlies fan went from meme to life-affirming, objectively good emblem for everything we want, and sometimes get, from sports. Thank goodness.

March 19, 2012

A fourth grader's perspective on ski jumping, and what we can learn from it. Besides ski jumping looking both terrifying and fun.

February 17, 2012

Gary Carter was a bright and proudly uncool presence on a some great and greatly dark Mets teams, but he was more than that. For the late catcher, "Kid" wasn't so much a nickname as a state of mind that approached a state of grace.

February 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, my son Isaac was ejected from a basketball game. It all started with Pistol Pete Maravich. 

December 8, 2011

There is a general consensus that the USTA has not done enough to adequately develop top young American talent. Exactly what it should be doing is less clear.